Elisha Graves Otis was an American industrialist, founder of the Otis Elevator Company, and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails.
|Born:||August 3, 1811, Halifax, Vermont, United States|
|Died:||April 8, 1861, Yonkers, New York|
|Spouse(s):||Susan Houghton, Elizabeth Otis|
|Children:||Charles Rollin Otis, Norton Prentice Otis|
About Elisha Otis
Bearded inventor who created and popularized the first modern elevator and founded the Otis Elevator Company.
Elisha Otis Before Fame
He worked as a wagon driver, dollmaker, and mechanic.
Achievement of Elisha Otis
He demonstrated the safety of his elevators by freefalling in one in a demonstration at the 1854 New York World's Fair.
Elisha Otis Family Life
He married Susan A. Houghton in 1834.
Associations of Elisha Otis
He made his dramatic presentation at the World's Fair at New York's Crystal Palace where P.T. Barnum used to stage his shows.
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- Otis family